NightLife LIVE: Ryan Hemsworth

Event has passed (Thu Sep 14, 2017 - Thu Sep 14, 2017)
California Academy of Sciences
6:00 - 10:00pm
$12 - $15
Museums, Music


Chill out with sample-based live electronic music performance from Ryan Hemsworth & dreamy ambient electronic music of Japan-based producer, Qrion.

Music by Ryan Hemsworth
Support by Qrion
DJ sets by Aaron Axelsen + Omar Perez
Presented by Popscene


The Music
(West Garden)
-------> Begin the night getting swept away by the dreamy ambient electronic music of Japan-based producer Qrion.

-------> Chill out with sample-based electronic music from headliner Ryan Hemsworth, whose moody vibes and remixes for artists including Grimes and Frank Ocean made him one of the fastest rising producers in the genre.

Stage visuals by ALL OF IT NOW!

The Art
(West Garden)
6:00 - 10:00 pm
------> Light up the night with Quarso's intergalactic monolithic SpaceWays installation and Dave Listrom's illuminated Sentient Obelisk.

Bay Area Pop-Ups
(Project Lab)
6:00 - 10:00pm
------> Browse used vinyl from Amoeba San Francisco and head to the screen printing pros at ?San Franpsycho to check out their special edition August NightLife LIVE design.
*Custom screen prints - $10.

Creative Workshops
(Swamp and Project Lab)
6:00 - 9:00pm
------> Make nature-inspired crafts with Julia Jane Moore and let your creative juices flow with Paint Pens Collective.

Aaron Axelson & Omar Perez DJ Set
6:00 - 10:00pm
------> Get your groove on with Popscene DJs - Aaron Axelson and Omar Perez. Plus check out a new digital art gallery from Day Lighted.

Dream Logic VR Experience
(East Pavilion)
6:00 - 10:00pm
-------> Keep your senses stimulated between sets with VR experiences by Dream Logic, helping you see the natural world in a whole new way.



NightLife at the California Academy of Sciences, the museum’s weekly Thursday night party for science-curious adults 21+, launches its fourth annual NightLife LIVE summer music series.

This year’s headliners include Connan Mockasin, Electric Guest, Ryan Hemsworth, and DIIV along with supporting acts Morgan Delt, The She’s, Qrion, and Black Marble.

In true NightLife style, SF’s top DJs will keep the party going throughout the museum, including rotating sets by King Most, Chulita Vinyl Club, and Popscene DJs Omar and Aaron Axelsen.

This year’s NightLife LIVE events will take place on July 13, August 10, September 14, and October 12, in addition to the Academy’s regular NightLife events held every week. Partnering with Bay Area music promoters Noise Pop, Outside Lands, and Popscene, NightLife LIVE pairs emerging bands and musicians with cutting-edge visual artists in an immersive intersection of science, music, and art.

The only museum in the world to combine an aquarium, planetarium, natural history museum, and living rainforest, live performances on an outdoor stage transform the Academy into one of San Francisco’s most unique live music venues in the heart of Golden Gate Park.



Hurry! Last entry for our Rainforest dome is at 7:45 pm. Please note: drinks are not allowed inside the Rainforest exhibit.
Thirsty? Each bar area features a unique seasonal cocktail—there are multiple bars throughout the museum.
Special programs and lectures may have limited seating and admission will also be made available to visitors on a first-come, first-served basis.
Artists and programming lineup subject to change.


Planetarium passes are available on a first-come, first-served basis. Early event arrival is strongly recommended due to limited capacity and high demand for passes.


A variety of food options are available at NightLife from 6:00-9:30 pm, including The Academy Cafe, The Terrace, and The Academy Cafe Food Cart located in the front lobby.
Enjoy a different fresh seasonal "craft on draft" cocktail at each NightLife bar area designed by our resident mixologist Shane McKnight!
All bars accept cash and credit cards.

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  1. California Academy of Sciences 55 Music Concourse Drive, San Francisco, CA